blueprintlogo.bmpApologies for those who couldn’t get to VentureBeat’s website yesterday. Traffic was robust, and our servers aren’t as capable as we thought.

At least we haven’t been taken over by Russian hackers. That’s what happened with Blueprint Ventures’ website. Worse, it’s been turned into a pornography link page (for squeamish, not worth going there).

“It’s a pain in the ass,” Blueprint’s Bart Schachter told PE Week. “It’s in Russia, so there’s no legislative or regulatory things you can do over there.” For now, you can reach the Blueprint team by dropping the “s” on the end of the URL and email extensions, as in www.blueprintventure.com.

Related, but quite different, from the string of Chinese clone sites that imitated Silicon Valley venture firms a couple of years ago.

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